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Studying IELTS is crucial to scoring well on the test. Setting a study schedule can help you to achieve your IELTS goals. The first point to consider when studying IELTS is when to start – the earlier you start, the better your score can be. If you are planning on taking the test in three months, don’t wait until two weeks before the test to study, start now! Three months of diligent study can greatly increase your band score.

Another question is how much time to spend studying in a single day. An optimal amount of study is no more than 2-3 hours per day. After this amount of time, your mind will start to wander and you will not be able to process information as quickly. It is better to stop for the day after a couple of hours and start again the next day.

One important consideration that many diligent students don’t take into account is study fatigue. You should not be studying every day. If you have started studying early enough, there is no reason to study hard every day. Doing so will give you study fatigue, which affects your ability to process information. To combat study fatigue, you should (ideally) study no more than two out of every three days. On the third day, relax, do something fun, and don’t even think about the test. This rest from study stress will allow you to come back fresh the next day and process your study materials efficiently and effectively.

It can be a good idea to make a study calendar. Mark the days you will study, and mark the days you will have off. If you do this, it can make it easier to stick to the schedule.

Studying IELTS can be a daunting task. But if you start early, and set a study schedule, you can get the score you want on the test. And remember, the best IELTS study materials available on the internet are right here at

16 Responses to “Studying IELTS”

  1. Orson Sampson

    I’m kind of impatient with getting to my goals, which makes my a victim of stress very often. Sometimes you need to get the same information from different sources in different contexts, to help stop a bad habit you know of. I’ll go swimming this weekend 🙂

  2. hieu nguyen

    This information is considerably useful for me. Before reading it, i have pushed myself for studying IELTS everyday. However, i have recently found that the harder i try to study, the lower my comprehension become. I’ll make a suitable schedule for myself now. Thank you very much.

  3. aeadmin

    Blog Update: We now have 30-day and 60-day IELTS study plans available in your “My Student Account”. Check them out!

    • aeadmin

      Hi Ashiqur,

      Do you have a specific question you’d like help with?

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